Yes you have found it, your weekly list of events in one spot on a blog that has a variety of events lined up! Giving you a multitude of choices from one Wednesday to the next making life easier for you to find as many events as we could possibly find, all in one space. If we missed an event or you are planning, know of or have an event please connect with us via our contact page.
Wednesday 4 October 2017
Join our amazing Holiday program. Loads of fun to be had. Make your own soap, get creative in designing your own chocolate bar.
AID Fundraiser at Rust Ft. Alanna Joy, Shima and Frances Clare
The AFDA student film ‘AID’ will be holding their second fundraiser at Rust on the 4th of October. There will be live music featuring the following musicians: Frances Litten, Shima, Alanna Joy, Joy And The Blacksmith
[Image courtesy of Alanna Joy Music]
Vegan Baking Class
Join Vegilicious for a Vegan Baking Class, as part of the Cape Town Vegan Challenge | October 2017. Learn how to make your favourite bakes with some easy and accessible vegan substitutes for egg and dairy.
Chef Nikki from Vegan-It will teach you fool-proof ways to wow your mother-in-law with bakes that you’d never think were egg- and dairy-free!
[Image courtesy of Vegilicious]
Cuppa Convos with Prof Sehaam Khan
These coffee dates are hosted by a senior researcher/ academic or professional in STEM, which will cover their journey to where they are, including the challenges faced and how they were overcome. They are informal networking and mentorship evenings.
[Image courtesy of Association of South African Women in Science and Engineering (SAWISE)]
Desmond Wells – Danskraal
Dansvloer Liefde ♫♪♫♪ Desmond Wells kom sing Woensdag 4 Oktober by Danskraal! Trek jul dansskoene aan en maak seker jy is reg vir een van die lekkerste kuiers in ‘n laaaaang tyd!! Besprekings noodsaaklik so kontak 0219794404 om plek te verseker!
[Image courtesy of Desmond Wells]
Rocking The Season – Spring Market
SPRING HAS SPRUNG! And a new season means a new wardrobe! The sun has come out to play and you should be ready to enjoy the fun! With the festival season kicking off with our beloved Rocking the Daisies, what a better way to update your closet with the latest, hottest and greatest spring threads!
[Image courtesy of BangBang Vintage Markets]
Wednesday Comedy Night
There was a time when Thursday night used be a good for comedy but we beg to differ as usual. Wacked Wednesday is the new Thursday.
Hence we launch #WednesdayComedyNight !!
R 120 gets you #entry plus a #gourmetburger or #flatbreadpizza & 375ml craftbeer or #glassofhousewine and a barrel of laughs.
Your host for the night is the #abcrunchingly #Hilarious Kurt Gerrard Langeveld .
[Image courtesy of The Mash Tun ZA and The Craft Beer Project]
Earth Fair Market Tokai | Open every Wednesday 3-8pm | Expect to find good local artisanal products, great activities for the kids and a wonderful vibey atmosphere to enjoy.
[Image courtesy of Earth Fair Market]
Thursday 5 October 2017
First Thursdays Cape Town
On the first Thursday of every month, explore the art galleries and cultural events of Cape Town’s central city until late. Start at any of the participating galleries and walk between attractions from there. It’s a great way to experience the cultural wealth of the area on foot after hours.
[Image courtesy of First Thursdays]
We will meet under the circle next to the Greenpoint Stadium.
gather at 8pm and leave at 8:15 to take over the streets for the evening. Bring lights and dress for the occasion! bikes can be rented from Up Cycles An ideal opportunity to combine with #firstthursday Coffee and drinks at Baran’s on Greenmarket Square afterwards #moonlightmass #moonlightcriticalmass
Thursday night Jam in the Pot
The Melting Pot invites you to come to our Thursday night live music jam session this Thursday which will continue every week. Entrance is free.
[Image courtesy of The Melting Pot]
Earth Fair Market St Georges Mall | Thursdays 11am – 3pm | It is difficult to put into words the special kind of magic that happens in the centre of our beautiful city on a daily basis. There is an energy and a magic that is tangible – I challenge you to take a walk through the Company Gardens and around the city centre to see if you can’t feel it… We, at Earth Fair Market are the luckiest bunch on earth to be able to call the little piece of paradise between Wale Street and Church Street our home every Thursday.
[Image courtesy of Earth Fair Market]
Noordhoek Community Market at Cape Point Vineyards
Join the Noordhoek locals at Cape Point Vineyards for a taste of the best market fare in the Cape, every Thursday from 4:30 to 8:30pm
[Image courtesy of Noordhoek Community Market and Cape Point Vineyards]
Friday 6 October 2017
A Night With Jonathan Butler
Enjoy great Gospel music also featuring New Faith Worship Ministries and others. Make this a night to remember. The event promises to be a Power Packed, No Breaks, High Energy event.
[Image courtesy of New Faith Church Cape Town]
REthink Fridays at Reset
This Friday the Reset team welcomes you to club night as we embark to rethink your Friday nights and see in the summer of Reset. Alongside world-class sound, lighting and hospitality, The Mainroom will feature three of the city’s most sought after techno acts in Michael Douglas, Matt Blitz and Helmut J – so you know you can expect a proper selection of house and techno – with a few surprises in between.
[Image courtesy of Reset.]
If I really did have powers (it would look something like this)
Andrew is an experienced mentalist and magician who has performed his craft throughout Africa. Using psychology, illusion and some devious trickery, his new show takes the audience on a journey into a magical world were having powers of the mind appear to be possible. Prepare to experience and be part of quirky jaw dropping demonstrations that will make you laugh and gasp at the same time. You will be mystified and amazed as you slowly start wondering whether the title’s “if” should actually be there.
[Image courtesy of Andrew Klazinga – Mentalist]
Cape Town Super Talent Search Auditions
Think you have what it takes to enter The Plain Media and Performing Arts Foundation
CAP TOWN GOT TALENT AUDITIONS then check out their info and submit your entries.
[Image courtesy of The Plain Media and Performing Arts Foundation]
Come check A fashion show where by designers get to show case their brands and designs through models.With a mad corrections vibes after party at chez temba, crew stunnerage meochiez and live performances
[Image courtesy of COrrections Events and Hrizzy World]
Saturday 7 October 2017
Making Magic with Jacques le Sueur – Magician Extraordinaire
Cape Town’s most exciting market launched a new kids program – dubbed ‘Young Saturdays’ – guaranteed to entertain the younger crowd!
Each Saturday will see a face painter and clown entertain with laughter, balloon animals and art (all free of charge!), as well as a uniquely-different activity each week.
This Saturday, kids will be entertained by well known magician, Jacques le Sueur!!
[Image courtesy of Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay]
We invite you to join us as we talk on Leadership (leadership in all spheres).
“A smart leader is one who learns from his mistakes but a smarter leader learns from the mistakes and success of others “
[Image courtesy of Shiloh Encounters]
Legend of the Five Rings Launch Party
Launch Event for Legend of the Five Rings!
Core sets will be available for purchase. You require one core set to participate in the Launch Event. Build a 30 card deck out of the core set and play other players at the event. Prizes will be random.
[Image courtesy of Quantum Gaming]
Muslim Historic Events At The Cape by Professor Laffan
Who was Tuan Guru? Prince or Scholar
[Image courtesy of DTI Dar al-Turath al-Islami and Timbuktu Books]
Blessing Of The Bikes Cape Town
ALL bikers – ladies and gents, are invited to this special annual Blessing of the Bikers ceremony, by bikers, for bikers.
[Image courtesy of Blessing Of The Bikes Cape Town]
The Palms Décor and Lifestyle Centre Woodstock Market
Find a unique gem of a market – compared to the best in Europe – a Platteland atmosphere, people and characters of note, trading like the good old days on the village square. You won’t get it more real, friendly and personal! Once you’ve been, we know you’ll be back for more!
[Image courtesy of The Palms Décor and Lifestyle Centre]
Neighbourgoods Market Cape Town
Is an independent initiative founded in 2006 by entrepreneurs Justin Rhodes and Cameron Munro, whose aim is to revive and reinvent the Public Market as a civic institution. This award-winning market features over 100 specialty traders every Saturday, creating a weekly platform for local farmers, fine-food purveyors, organic merchants, bakers and distributors, grocers, mongers, butchers, artisan producers, celebrated local chefs, and micro enterprises.
[Image courtesy of Neighbourgoods Market Cape Town]
Earth Fair Market Tokai
A top quality market experience. We are all about pasture reared and ethically farmed animal products, fresh produce shopping. Change the way you shop!
[Image courtesy of Earth Fair Market]
Good Company Farmers Market
Is based in the cultural and historical hub of Cape Town. Situated in the company gardens you have access to amazing food, crafts and entertainment. Market is dog and child friendly with board games, yoga, food growing courses, pony rides, ball games, beer, wine and gin. Come and spend a day in the park and take in the historical monuments, views and the gardens to inspire you to go green. Open to discuss bespoke kiddies and adult parties alike. Please get in touch to arrange.
[Image courtesy of Good Company Farmers Market]
Oranjezicht City Farm and Market Day
Held every Saturday at the historic Granger Bay site of the V&A Waterfront, the OZCF Market Day is a community farmers-style market for independent local farmers and artisanal food producers. At the OZCF Market customers can do weekly food shopping (veg, fruit, bread, organic dairy, free-range eggs, honey, muesli etc), try out some delicious cooked and raw foods and be inspired about helping to build an alternative food system. Additionally, customers can buy edible plants and seedlings, compost and gardening supplies and equipment.
[Image courtesy of Oranjezicht City Farm and Market Day]
Sunday 8 October 2017
The Newlands Spring Market
Brought to you by the Good Vibes Project, the inaugural Newlands Spring Market is set for October 8th (the day after NZ v SA at Newlands) For Newlands, By Newlands, the Southern Suburbs finally has a food market for that Sunday Summer vibe! Set on the oval next to the Brewery & the Stadium, the market will feature some of the best local independent food in Cape Town for now and for later.
[Image courtesy of The Newlands Spring Market]
Castle Afro Summer Sounds
Castle Afro Summer Sounds is a monthly event meant to celebrate and honour the Afro music genre for the duration of Spring and Summer. The inaugural event on the 8th October 2017 features the legendary singer and musician, Ringo Madlingozi – who is regarded as “the king of Afro music” in South Africa. Joining him are award-winning acapella singing group, The Soil , whose music is described as ‘Kasi Soul’. Other supporting acts are SAMA award-winners Soul Kulture, Azi SA and Alatos.
[Image courtesy of A’latos]
Slow Life presents Klezmer at the Bakery – Playing with Fire
The “Playing with Fire” Balkan Klezmer Band was a founder band of Cape Town’s Balkanology Parties, taking inspiration from the movies “Black Cat White Cat” and “Time of the Gypsies”. The band started with thirteen members on stage! It took the shows “Rumania, Rumania!” and “Balkan Fever” to festivals in the Cape, played at the Biscuit Mill market for nearly two years and accompanied Cape Town’s Jewish singers in the Yiddish Song Festival in the Baxter Theatre for eleven consecutive years. It now operates as a band of six, with singer Charles Summerfield, Matthew Reid on clarinet and sax, Andre van Vuuren on accordion, Keith Tabisher on guitar, Joe Bolton on tuba and James van Minnen on percussion
Dizzys Camps Bay | Beer Pong Sundays aim it, sink it, they drink it!
Join us on Sunday for our current Beer Pong competition! Gather your friends and challenge each other. We’re also adding a bit of a twist to the game so check our social media pages for updates.
[Image courtesy of Dizzys Camps Bay]
Market at The Barn
INDOOR MARKET – over 50 stalls!!! Arts and Crafts, Clothing, Food, Health and Beauty, Home ware, Live Entertainment & Fun Activities
[Image courtesy of Market at the Barn – Durbanville]
Camphill Village Country Market
Our tranquil and spacious farm offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a day out with the family, take in the sights and sounds of Camphill Village and enjoy a quaint market with a vibrant atmosphere. Our monthly market is both an indoor and outdoor event, between a spacious community hall and sheltered, welcoming green gardens.
Andre the G stringer live at Im Eimer
Lets close off the weekend with a bang as we let Andre entertain us with the latest music, greatest food and fresh cold beer on tap! Legendary Eisbein – bookings recommended!
Lourensford Sunday Market
Join us at our Sunday market on the beautiful Lourensford Estate in Somerset West! Bring your loved one, family, friends or even your four-legged kids! Great quality food, a variety of new stalls and seating areas & live entertainment!
[Image courtesy of Lourensford Market]
Monday 9 October 2017
Monday Night Magic | Cape Town Magic Club
WELCOME TO AFRICA’S PREMIER MAGIC THEATRE … CAPE TOWN MAGIC CLUB.
Located in the historical heart of Cape Town, South Africa, in an old underground bank vault of the 5-star Taj Cape Town, our intimate 50-seater theatre offers guest a rare opportunity to see top South African & international magicians (and the occasional mystery guest) perform their own unique brands of illusion, sleight of hand, mentalism and magical sideshow acts in an exclusive venue.
[Image courtesy of Cape Town Magic Club]
Auldfield (Robin Auld & Wendy Oldfield ), Luca Hart, Samjam
Presenting the best local, original music. Over the years, the Barleycorn has played a role in the musical careers of a number of now household names. Join us for a night of local entertainment.
[Image courtesy of Barleycorn Music Club]
PSASA Cape Town Chapter October Meeting
We want to give you the building blocks of a great, sustainable professional speaking or entertainment business. Whether you’re a keynoter, trainer or even a comedian, the business principles are the same.
Women Overcoming Adversity
Join us for an interactive and inspiring discussion with three influential women-Preashnie Padayachee (JP Morgan Treasury Services Vice President), Ency Litsoane (Independent Field Advisor and Entrepreneur) and Baratang Miya (GirlHYPE Coders founder and CEO)- who will share their personal journeys to success and how they’ve overcome adversity.
Etymotic Mondays Poetry Jam Session
Etymotic Mondays started for the love of the Arts, artist collaborations, making the arts accessible, promoting and celebrating original conscious content. The backbone for the platform is poetry, performance poetry, spoken word, for the writers, authors, storytellers and poets in collaboration with musicians, visual artists, movement artists, performance arts in its totality.
[Image courtesy of Etymotic Mondays]
Improv Mondays by The Long Shots Improvised Comedy Troupe for some improv shenanigans!
[Image courtesy of The Long Shots Improvised Comedy Troupe]
Tuesday 10 October 2017
The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet: A Talk by Mary-Ann Shearer
In order to survive we will need to ensure a sustainable future for our food supply. Changing to a plant based diet will have a lasting impact on your own health and the environment.
[Image courtesy of Soil for Life]
October Happiness Program
Enjoyed by millions of people from all backgrounds and traditions across the globe, this course empowers you to unlock your deepest potential and bring fullness to life. The cornerstone of the course is a unique, scientifically-researched, powerful breathing technique called Sudarshan Kriya, which incorporates specific natural rhythms of breath to release stress and tension and bring your mind into the present moment.
Cinemalliance “Voir du pays”
Directed by Delphine & Muriel Coulin with Soko, Ariane Labed, Ginger Romàn
French-speaking film with English subtitles (English title: “The Stopover”)
Line by Line Screening
Line By Line is a documentary that highlights the personal experiences of students who have been sexually assaulted during their time at university. Interweaving personal accounts, insights from activists and poetic demonstration, the film follows Dela Gwala as she heads up UCT Survivors. Their mission is to pursue both an education and justice in the face of institutional failure to responding effectively and appropriately to reports of sexual violence.
Dizzys Camps Bay | Tuesdays Karaoke Nights
Lively atmosphere, party scene and all around hangout spot for locals serving great food and beer. Expect to have some popular tunes and maybe not so popular vocals but we’re all about a good party and having fun.
[Image courtesy of Dizzys Camps Bay]
Wednesday 11 October 2017
Sonik Citizen at Muizenburg Festival
Sonik Citizen is a lyrical soul-rock trio that was formed by multi-award winning artist, Mark Fransman. At it’s core, Sonik Citizen is ‘song’ inspired entity, composing and performing songs of lyric, melody and poignancy on variety of subjects, that appeals to wide range of audiences.
[Image courtesy of Real Wired Music and Sonik Citizen]
Vegan on a Budget – Cooking Class
Join Vegilicious for our “Vegan on a Budget” Cooking Class, as part of theCape Town Vegan Challenge | October 2017. Being vegan does not mean spending more money on food! Chef Nikki from Vegan-It will show you how…
Optimal funding – Funding that is right and works for your organ
Join our panelists from Mothers2Mothers; Institute for Justice and Reconciliation; Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust and Children’s Hospital Trust for an interactive discussion on current funding trends and opportunities within and outside South Africa. Insights and opinions will be shared by thought leaders from large and small organisations, who raise funds from aid agencies and institutional donors, corporates, HNWI and individuals. Promises to be another great WIPSA event – not to be missed!
Alive Dance Studio Concert
Take your seat and get comfortable. Feel the anticipation and excitement in the air as the music starts. You can’t help it, your feet start tapping to the beat. It has begun. Welcome to the Alive Dance Studio concert.
[Image courtesy of Alive Dance Studio and Muizenberg Festival]
Let’s Talk beer!
Join us Every second Wednesday. Free brewery tours and bar snacks between 6-7
For those of you not familiar with our Co-op, we are a home to a nano-brewery with 16 enthusiastic and talented brewers who brew a variety of craft beers that can be enjoyed in the adjacent Common Room.
[Image courtesy of Brewers Co-op]
Acoustic sessions at The Gin Bar
Join us for another intimate live acoustic session in our upstairs bar!
The acoustics of this ‘chamber hall’ with its high concave ceiling perfectly suit these theatre style performances.
Expect singer-songwriter acoustic guitar accompanied by three beautiful voices!
Touch: Authentic Relating Games Night
Come join our connection lab, to explore what the powerfully nurturing yet edgy world of boundaried, non-sexual, physical contact will bring up for you, in playful and impactful ways.
[Image courtesy of Authentic Cape Town]
Health Education Workshop
The Woman’s Platform Program of the Scalabirni Centre of Cape Town is hosting a Health Education Workshop together with the Desmond Tutu Centre, Stellenbosch University.
Art Exhibition – Gr 12
False Bay High School is proud to invite you to attend our annual Gr 12 Art Exhibition. Our grade 12 Design and Visual Art students will be displaying their work. Admission is free.
[Image courtesy of False Bay High School]
Earth Fair Market Tokai | Open every Wednesday 3-8pm | Expect to find good local artisanal products, great activities for the kids and a wonderful vibey atmosphere to enjoy.
[Image courtesy of Earth Fair Market]
Events on numerous days and running for an extended period:
Arts, Books, Crafts & Theatre
Cape Town Fringe Festival 2017 | 21 September – 8 October 2017
The Cape Town Fringe Festival presents a programme of provocative, edgy, bold and innovative works that represent the best of what independent South African theatre has to offer :: In its fourth year, the 2017 edition of this exciting festival runs from 21 September to 8 October in venues in the Cape Town CBD, Langa, Khayelitsha and Delft :: Thank you to all our sponsors and partners – notably Standard Bank and the City of Cape Town :: For more, visit www.capetownfringe.co.za#CTFringe17 #freshshows
[Image courtesy of Cape Town Fringe]
Muizenberg Festival | 1 – 15 October 2017
A community-created event that will inspire and entertain you.
The Festival is made up of projects that are about:
• Showcasing solutions to socio-economic and environmental challenges through dynamic design.
• Performances and exhibitions that celebrate and share the creative wealth of Muizenberg.
[Image courtesy of Muizenberg Festival]
Various book launches takes place weekly as an independent book shop in the heart of Cape Town be sure to be assisted by a passionate team, serving great coffee and the good selection of fantastic books.
Joshua Tree Organics and Guerilla House is an impromptu and organic training space where we learn practical urban permaculture skills, deepen our interconnection, and actively engage in regeneration as a collective. Hosting various events you can have a look at their line up on their Facebook page.
The Baxter Theatre Centre is a vibrant, multicultural entertainment hub in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town. Nestled under the striking Devil’s Peak mountain and at the foot of the University of Cape Town, the Baxter boasts a world-class theatre and concert hall, as well as a studio stage, rehearsal rooms, offices, a restaurant and bars and an impressive spacious foyer.
SIV-ilized | 2 – 15 October 2017
My people, its been four years since my last one man show! I’m 4 years older, I have 4 years more experience and 1 brand new stand up show. So if its laughter and SIVilisation you’re after, let SIV take care of it. This time around I’m speaking about everything… no matter how dirty, taboo or dangerous. So don’t be apprehenSIV, join me and get comprehenSIVely entertained! You’ve been SIVed!
[Image courtesy of Baxter Theatre]
Skhumba Hlophe Live #JustForControl | 6 – 7 October 2017
Skhumba Hlophe returns to the stage with his brand new show #JustForControl. His third one man show in three years. After selling out his last two shows across the country, he is back with his best work yet.
[Image courtesy of Baxter Theatre]
Baxter Dance Festival | 5 – 14 October 2017
The 13th annual Baxter Dance Festival is back to wow audiences with over 64 new pieces by 73 choreographers over a period of 8 days. Headlining this year’s festival is the commissioned work by choreographer, dancer and teacher Themba Mbuli of the acclaimed Sold! and Adagio for a hacked life.
Cape Town Barnyard
Big Top Rock | 24 August – 8 October 2017
The Barnyard Theatre proudly presents the return of its legendary rock and roll circus show – Big Top Rock; the rock concert with a difference! As with its previous installment and predecessor – Rock Circus – this hit show features live music, aerial acts, funky dance routines and an electrical atmosphere that will rock you like no other.
[Image courtesy of Cape Town Barnyard]
Kalk Bay Theatre
State Fracture | 3 – 28 October 2017
From the creative team that brought you PAY BACK THE CURRY, comes the satirical, multi-sketch sequel, STATE FRACTURE. With a country that keeps giving, be prepared to laugh, to think and to be blown away by the performance of Daniel Mpilo Richards, Best Breakthrough Performer nominee, Naledi Theatre Awards and Best Performer in a Revue nominee, Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards. Written by Mike van Graan, directed by Rob van Vuuren and produced by Siv Ngesi.
Alexander Bar ~ Cafe ~ Theatre
Unique bar and theatre. Vintage Decor. Working rotary phones. Intimate live performances upstairs. Single Malts. Martinis. Weissbier. Sofa revolve. No TV. Fine wines. Kitchen open til midnight. Have a look at their line up here.
Artscape Theatre Centre
Situated in the heart of the mother city, the Artscape Theatre Centre brings you the highest level of artistic excellence in all aspects of performing arts for more than four decades!
Have a look at the new website what’s on.
A first-class venue, seating 174, able to host live shows (musicals, dramas, dancing, etc.), seminars, presentations, film shows, and so on. Facilities and equipment include dressing rooms, excellent lighting and sound equipment.
After Ever After| 29 Sep – 7 Oct 17
A show for and with children, suited for the whole family. What happens after every fairytale ends and the characters live happily ever after?
Once upon a time, not so long ago. All the evil fairytale characters had been conquered and they all lived together at Dungeon. Dungeon was the rehabilitation centre for evil fairytale characters.
MEDU JAZZ|8 October 2017
MEDU – meaning ‘Roots’ in sePedi – is an exciting new music project, showcasing a compelling fusion of traditional and jazz elements. Taking as its inspiration unique South African rhythms and melodies – from San sounds to township jazz – MEDU’s music intrigues and captivates.
The Muizenberg Jazz Festival | 13 – 14 October 2017
A weekend celebrating everything Jazz, the Muizenberg Jazz Festival is a fresh platform on which local artists may showcase their talents to the broader community. Guaranteed to leave audiences thoroughly entertained and awe-inspired, the festival also aims to promote engagement and enrichment in all things jazz.
Theatre Arts Admin Collective
A thriving theatre centre that supports the local theatre community by providing opportunity and affordable access to resources and training. They have various productions which can be viewed either on their website or listed on their Facebook page.
Rockwell Theatre | Kaapse Stories
Richard Loring (producer of worldwide-acclaimed African Footprint) introduces Kaapse Stories at their new venue Rockwell Theatre in Green Point.
[Image courtesy of Rockwell Theatre]
Performance Art Theatre in Brackenfell
[Image courtesy of Jamrock Theatre]
Gate 69 | 9 August 17 – 7 October 2017
Cathy and the Trolley Dollies: Full Throttle
Cathy, Holly and Molly burst onto the scene in a haze of glitter and hairspray 8 months ago, and Cape Town is still recovering from the shock. While a whole host of eager passengers, both foreign and local, have become closely acquainted with these three Mile-High Aviation Goddesses, so many have still yet to experience the delight of these seductively saucy stewardesses.
Labia Theatre | Old School Cinema on Orange Street
[Image courtesy of Labia Theatre]
Everyday Anomaly | 9 Sep – 15 Oct 2017
Normality, an idea so ingrained in culture that it feels like truth, is an invention of nineteenth century Europe. Originating in statistics, norms first entered language and culture as a means to describe the distribution of human characteristics, a way to talk about bodies and behaviours on a grand scale that quickly became synonymous with their typical forms. But it’s a slim line between an average and an ideal at the best of times: what’s true for many can too easily become what should be true for all. Today we’re most familiar with the norm as a standard by which we judge ourselves and each other. Normality is conditioned, and it is conditional.
Sixty+ Counts – Photo exhibition with Ikamva Labantu | 5 – 29 October 2017
In celebration of the International Day of Older Persons (1 October 2017),Ikamva Labantu, in collaboration with Alliance Française du Cap and the Embassy of France in South Africa, will be hosting an exhibition of photographic portrait series of older persons residing in Cape Town’s township communities.
[Image courtesy of Alliance Française du Cap]
Tr!pt3ch a solo exhibition by Claude Chandler| Worldart | 5 – 26 October 2017
Following his recent residency in Europe, Claude Chandler returns to South Africa for his latest solo exhibition. Tr!pt3ch presents a series of two large scale acrylic on canvas triptychs – ‘Binary Saints’ and ‘CTRL ALT DEL’. The titles refer to his interest in the digital world and its effect on human philosophy and psychology.
Codex | Isabella Kuijers | 27 Sep – 21 Oct 2017
The artworks featured in ‘Codex’ are like chapters in a larger narrative, seeking insight into the pitfalls of communication and understanding in the age of Information Technology, and our perilous relationship with that precious historical emblem of expansive learning so revered by the Gutenberg mind: paper. http://99loop.co.za/exhibitions/isabella-kuijers-codex
[Image courtesy 99 Loop Gallery]
See no evil, hear no evil, do no evil | Khaya Sineyile | 27 Sep – 21 Oct 2017
99 Loop is delighted to be exhibiting the latest solo show by Khaya Sineyile, whose bold, bright paintings are built up of many strata, hinting at the layers people build around their lives to cover up the dark truth. Through his work, Sineyile aims to give a voice to the voiceless, creating discussion around issues often kept secret. Nadja Daehnke will be opening the exhibition, so be sure not to miss out!
[Image courtesy of 99 Loop Gallery]
Iziko Museums has the following events/exhibitions:
Iziko Slave Lodge
Until 31 December 2017 | Material women? The shweshwe story
By means of costumes, accessories and contextual images, this exhibition traces the origins of isishweshwe cloth from its roots as a trade item in Asia and Europe, to its establishment as a much-loved southern African material icon.
Until 28 February 2018 | Through Positive Eyes is an exhibition which builds on the work of South African photographer Gideon Mendel, harnessing the power of the arts to banish HIV stigma.
Iziko South African National Gallery
Until 15 December 2017 | At Face Value
While most portraits focus on the face, others reveal more about the environment and social relationships, especially between an artist and a sitter.
Until 18 March 2018 | Assessing Abstraction
As the scratchings on the 70 000-year-old Blombos ochre reveal, that non-figurative mark-marking long predates the very notion of ‘art’ itself.
Until 31 May 2018 | ‘Alternative Press’ – Work of Derek Bauer
Is an exhibition of original cartoons dedicated to the talent of cartoonist Derek Bauer. He became well-known for his inherently irreverent cartoons and caricatures of politicians and other prominent figures during the troubled and Apartheid-stricken South Africa and the turbulent world in the 1980s.
Iziko South African Museum
Until 31 December 2017 | Crossing the Ecoline
Between the atmosphere and the ocean – at the point where the absorption of carbon dioxide takes place – is the “ecoline”. This is where two environments interconnect.
The Bo-Kaap Museum, situated in the historic area that became home to many Muslims and freed slaves after the abolition of slavery, showcases local Islamic culture and heritage.
Groot Constantia Manor House with its exhibition of furniture, paintings, textiles, ceramics, brass, and copperware, provides an insight into the life of a successful 18th to late 19th century Cape farmer.
Koopmans-de Wet House
This house museum is furnished as a home for a well-to-do Cape family during the late 18th Century. It houses some of the best pieces of Cape furniture and silver in the country, in addition to a priceless collection of ceramics.
The Iziko Maritime Centre features an overview of shipping in Cape Town, and the earliest existing model of Table Bay harbour, completed in 1885 by prisoners and warders of Breakwater Prison, forms part of the exhibitions.
The Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome, one of only 6 fully fledged planetaria on the African Continent, brings the most advanced digital visualisation technology to Cape Town.
Rust en Vreugd was built as a home for Willem Cornelis Boers, a high-ranking official of the VOC (Dutch East India Company) known as a fiscal, around 1777–1778.
Social History Centre
After a three-year programme of renovation and extension of the National Mutual Building on Church Square, it was handed back to Iziko during a media preview event held on International Museum Day, 18 May 2010.
Entertainment, Expos & Markets
Contemporary indoor food and lifestyle market situated in the heart of Sea Point. Open 7 days a week. Alcohol served Thursdays through Sundays from 11AM to 11PM
[Image courtesy of Mojo Market]
Made in The Cape Market | 6 – 8 October 2017
Expect to find carefully crafted artisan goods from luxe leather, gardening greats and tasty treats – a myriad of spoils on offer for you or a loved one!
[Image courtesy of Cavendish Square]
Rocktober Lifestyle 2017 | 8 – 9 October 2017
This concept has grown to pride itself with many research and developments of getting to know what the end user (client) enjoys. It has established a link to start according other prospective businesses a platform in what ever form to Biz venture they have be it is : Fashion | Music | Lifestyle events | Food | Concepting etc
Islamic Arts Festival | Castle of Good Hope | 6 – 8 October 2017
Be part of History in the making as we host the first ever Islamic Arts Festival.
We will have an array of different art forms on display ranging from Calligraphy, Nasheed, Poetry, Silat and many more.
[Image courtesy of Fusion Event Promotions]
Cape Town Comedy Club
The club has hosted some of the world’s most famous comedians including; Michael Mittermeier (Germany), Christopher Titus (US), Babben Larsson (Sweden), Dana Alexander (UK) and the best of the best South African stars and also hosted numerous high profile corporate events.
[Image courtesy of Cape Town Comedy Club]
The Thirsty Oyster Tavern
Legend has it that old Rasta on the Roof found this shipwreck in the Old Harbour and turned it into a pub and restaurant called ‘The Thirsty Oyster Tavern’, where, to quote him, ‘home is where the anchor drops’. So why not drop anchor here for a while, crack open that careworn shell and slip into our relaxed and friendly ambiance – whether it be in the cool breezes of summer or by the warm, cosy fires in winter – we have 3 fireplaces to ensure you stay nice and warm. And that infamous South Easter? Don’t fuss! We’re pretty sheltered, tucked in as we are, between the Naval College and the National Sea Rescue facility.
The Piano Bar with live music, great specials and entertainment.
This week at The House Of Machines
Saturday Night Salsa! at Step Brothers Restaurant & Bar
Sensagria Dance invites YOU! Join us for an AWESOME PARTY on Saturday Night! A FANTASTIC evening of SALSA, BACHATA and KIZOMBA. DJs Carlos and Lani will have you dancing the night away!
Jazz in the Native Yards features various jazz musicians in people’s backyards and community centres where live music doesn’t exist.
Harringtons Cocktail Lounge
An upmarket cocktail bar and boutique lounge #surfhard with live music and parties.
Alma Cafe posts their events as the week progresses.
Cafe Roux Sessions | Noordhoek and Cape Town
Showcasing our country’s biggest, as well as new up-and-coming bands, musicians & comedians in such an intimate & personal setting. Café Roux Sessions encompass the collective passions: world class music, great food, wonderful wine…all shared with people you really enjoy!
[Image courtesy of Cafe Roux]
Grandwest Casino| Live bands every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Start off your weekend on the right note at Jackson Hall and get your dose of DJ and live entertainment. Their live band covers some of the best known Jazz Standards as well as some newer popular songs.
Programmes, Courses, Conferences and Workshops
Business of Design, Cape Town | 11 – 12 October 2017
A dynamic two-day conference led by industry experts and design professionals to inspire the way you do business.
Young Engineers Blouberg 2017 Spring Holiday Programme | 25 Sep – 6 Oct 17
The Young Engineers holiday programme is suitable for children ages 6-13. Children learn about STEM concepts through the building of motorised Lego models. R500 per week OR R150 per session. Contact Candice Mills on 0848747645 / email@example.com for further information
[Image courtesy of Young Engineers Cape Town Blouberg]
DIY Science Sessions
Experiment with science this school holiday from 30 September – 8 October. Create our own slime, lava lamps, dry ice bubbles and more! Find the DIY science lab at the Food Court from 11:00-15:00 daily. Sessions are on a first come, first serve basis so bookings are recommended. Suitable for children aged 7 and up. The cost per child is R50.
[Image courtesy of Split Second Science and Cavendish Square]
Yes We Can School Holiday Programme | 2 – 6 October 2017
The Yes We Can Sport and Jazz Foundation, located at Oude Molen Eco-Village in Pinelands will during the coming October school holidays once again be having a recreational sport holiday program for learners between the ages of 10-14. This year it will be at the YWC House at Oude Molen Eco-village.
Adventure Holiday Club – Science Meets Art | 2 – 6 October
Through Experimentation, investigation, and open-ended discussion, our unique curriculum and project-based activities lets children learn to use the scientific method and engineering design.Activities include: making their own solar system, erupting volcanoes, making snow & galaxy slime, designing and building structures, painting and loads more!!!!
[Image courtesy of Young Imagineers]
Tech & Mech
Killarney International Raceway where racing, engines and modified cars bring people together.
So get out there and have some fun and adventure as you enjoy our city’s events and more!
Do let us know which events you have been to and your experience, leave a comment or share it with us on our Facebook page, until next week have fun and be safe.